Experimental Drama | 1995 | 80 mins | VHS
Producer/Director/Writer/Editor: Quentin Lee
Quentin Lee combines five short films into his first feature that he describes as “an allegory of the fictive history of gay Asian films.” It opens with an introduction to a 22-year-old queer Asian filmmaker who is looking for love while trying to finish his latest work, a character not unlike Lee himself. What follows is a mix of autobiography and fiction, including a parody of a safer sex public announcement, a knife-wielding drag queen, a film noir about a young man who kills his mother on Christmas Day, a surrealistic vampire tale and a story of romance on the college campus. Lee successfully fuses together fact with fantasy, a diversity of genre and queer and Asian identities in this celebratory work.